La Jetee

From: david tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 06 2007 - 18:41:44 PDT

>I'm curious where people first encountered La Jetee.

I saw it in high school in 1969 or 1970 as part of a touring program
of art film shorts some agency was making available to schools. It
was an assembly in the auditorium and everyone had to go. La Jettee
was the one that really made an impression on me, but I also remember
Beckett's "Film" and Roman Polanski's "The Fat and the Lean" also
being screened.

'J'Taime, J'Taime' is an amazing film, I believe now completely
unavailable in the US as it's not on video and not in distribution in
16mm. But I don't see a point in ranking it versus Memento, which is
a fine film, more than just clever, and not necessarily derivitive of
the French masterpieces.

I wish Criterion or somebody would release J'Taime J'Taime, and also
Letter from Siberia.

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